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Descriptor English: Fomites
Descriptor Spanish: Fómites
Descriptor Portuguese: Fômites
Descriptor French: Matières contaminées
Entry term(s): Fomite
Tree number(s): N06.850.295.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D050456
Scope note: Inanimate objects that carry pathogenic microorganisms and thus can serve as the source of infection. Microorganisms typically survive on fomites for minutes or hours. Common fomites include CLOTHING, tissue paper, hairbrushes, and COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS.
Annotation:
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
MI microbiology
SN statistics & numerical data
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2006
History Note: 2006
Related: Disease Transmission, Infectious MeSH
Equipment Contamination MeSH
DeCS ID: 51233
Unique ID: D050456
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Date Established: 2006/01/01
Date of Entry: 2005/06/30
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Fomites - Preferred
Concept UI M0475504
Scope note Inanimate objects that carry pathogenic microorganisms and thus can serve as the source of infection. Microorganisms typically survive on fomites for minutes or hours. Common fomites include CLOTHING, tissue paper, hairbrushes, and COOKING AND EATING UTENSILS.
Preferred term Fomites
Entry term(s) Fomite



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